Town of East Hampton, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Hampton 3-10-2009.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Code of Conduct — See Ch. D.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. E.
Economic Development Commission — See Ch. 33.
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 104.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 120, Redevelopment Agency, adopted 4-10-2007.
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There is hereby created a Brownfields Redevelopment Agency for the Town in accordance with § 8-126 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Revision of 1958, as amended, said agency to be known as the "East Hampton Brownfields Redevelopment Agency." The Agency shall have any and all rights, powers, duties and obligations now or hereafter provided for redevelopment agencies by the Connecticut General Statutes.
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The Brownfields Redevelopment Agency is also empowered to undertake environmental assessments and remediation activities as funded or directed by the EPA, DEP or any other federal or state agency or as otherwise directed by the Town Manager.
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The Agency shall be composed of seven electors resident in the Town, appointed by the Town Manager as the chief executive officer of the Town and approved by the Town Council.
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Of the members of the Agency first appointed, one member shall be designated to serve for one year; one member shall be designated to serve for two years; one member shall be designated to serve for three years; two members shall be designated to serve for four years; and two members shall be designated to serve for five years; with each term terminating on June 30 of the respective year. All subsequent appointments of members shall be for terms of five years, commencing on July 1 of the respective year. Each member shall serve until such member's successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner of original appointment.
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Any member of the Agency may be removed by the Town Manager for cause and, on request of such member, after public hearing.
Annually at its first meeting on or after July 1, the Agency shall select from among its members a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and such other officers it deems necessary.
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The Agency shall hold meetings at a fixed and regular time and place, and all such meetings, whether regular, adjourned or special, shall be held at an accessible place and shall be open to the public.
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The Agency shall adopt rules of procedure for the governance of its meetings, and shall have the power to make rules and regulations for the transaction of its business.
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Action by the Agency shall be taken only on a majority vote of all of the members of the Agency.
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The Agency shall keep records of its meetings and other activities.
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The Agency shall annually on or before July 1 prepare and transmit to the Town Council a report of its activities for and an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements from the prior fiscal year, and of its projected activities for the fiscal year then commencing. The Agency shall make such special reports as the Town Council may request from time to time.
The members of the Agency shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
The Agency shall coordinate its activities with the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Economic Development Commission, and other interested officials and agencies of the Town, and the Agency may invite to attend and participate in its meetings and deliberations, but without vote, any person not a member of the Agency.
The Agency shall be empowered to recommend to the Town Manager the appointment of Town employees necessary or desirable for the discharge of the Agency's duties.
In the performance of its duties and in the exercise of its powers aforesaid, the Agency shall not incur any expenses or obligate the Town to pay any expense in excess of the funds appropriated for such purpose.
This chapter shall be effective 20 days after publication as provided by the Town Charter.